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  • Obama’s week goes from bad to worse

    06/08/2012 7:07:17 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 Jun 2012 | Dave Boyer
    When President Obama looks back on the past week, perhaps he’ll remember fondly the pies that first lady Michelle Obama purchased for him at a bakery in Virginia – because the rest of his week was a political nightmare. Mr. Obama’s week to forget began with a disappointing report on the economy on Friday, June 1, showing that the unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent in May, up from 8.1 percent in April. It was hardly the kind of news to give Mr. Obama momentum heading into the final five months of his reelection campaign, and he seemed subdued as...
  • U.N. could tax U.S. - based Web sites, leaked docs show

    06/08/2012 6:15:46 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    CNET ^ | June 7, 2012 | Declan McCullagh and Larry Downes
    Global Internet tax suggested by European network operators ... is proposed for debate at a U.N. agency in December. The documents (No. 1 No. 2) punctuate warnings that the Obama administration and Republican members of Congress raised last week about how secret negotiations at the ITU over an international communications treaty could result in a radical re-engineering of the Internet ecosystem and allow governments to monitor or restrict their citizens' online activities. The leaked documents were posted by the Web site WCITLeaks... Robert McDowell, a Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission who wrote an article (PDF) in the Wall...
  • Obama to nominate Machen to be District's top prosecutor [2009 -- Leaks investigator is Obama donor]

    06/08/2012 6:04:46 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 24, 2009 | Del Quentin Wilber
    *** Machen, who lives in Silver Spring, is expected to move to the District while he holds down the job. Over the years, he has donated $4,350 to Obama's campaigns. He gave $250 to Obama's U.S. Senate campaign in 2003, a year before Obama, then an Illinois state senator, emerged on the nation's political radar, according to campaign finance records. The U.S. attorney job is one of the most coveted in federal law enforcement. As the District's top law enforcement official, the U.S. attorney oversees the largest federal prosecutors office in the country, with about 340 prosecutors who handle local...
  • The Barack Obama re-election campaign is doing fine

    06/08/2012 6:08:02 PM PDT · by Merciful_Friend · 10 replies
    The Cinch Review ^ | 06/08/2012 | The Cinch Review
    (Just thought the above was worth mentioning.) As for President Obama's comment today in his morning press conference that the private sector is doing fine, I'd also like to mention that despite how it's being reported, he did not actually correct it in his second press conference. He instead changed the key word, asserting that it's absolutely clear the economy is not doing fine. His remark must indeed be revealing to those who might not yet have picked up on the fundamental way in which he looks at these issues. The truth is that he's never been concerned about the...
  • UBS racks up to $350m in Facebook losses (Obama's Swiss Banker-Bundler CEO Robert Wolf FAIL)

    06/08/2012 5:47:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Financial News ^ | Financial News | DJ Newswire
    UBS has racked up losses up to $350m related to botched trading in shares of Facebook during the company's tumultuous market debut, according to people familiar with the situation.
  • EDITORIAL: Obama, the leaker in chief

    06/08/2012 4:51:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2012 | Editorial
    Politics trumps national security in Barack’s White HousePresident Obama takes umbrage at the idea that a spate of leaks of highly classified national-security information is somehow purposefully intended to bolster his leadership credentials. His resistance to an independent investigation will only make things worse for him. The Obama White House is leaking like a sieve. Trying to cover it up will only make the scandal bigger. On Friday, Mr. Obama took the charges of selective leaks head-on: “The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national-security information is offensive,” he said. “It’s wrong, and people I think need...
  • Mark Steyn: Obama redefines 'Green Zone'

    06/08/2012 4:44:19 PM PDT · by radioone · 12 replies
    OC Register ^ | June 8, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Diamond Jubilee a few days ago – that's 60 years on the throne. Just to put it in perspective, she's been queen since Harry S. Truman was president. At any rate, her jubilee has been a huge success, save for a few churlish republicans in various corners of Her Majesty's realms from London to Toronto to Sydney pointing out how absurd it is for grown citizens to be fawning over a distant head of state who lives in a fabulous, glittering cocoon entirely disconnected from ordinary life. Which brings us to President Obama.
  • Obama Doesn't See A Problem With The Private Sector?!?

    06/08/2012 3:44:10 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-8-12 | The Looking Spoon
    In response to this.
  • Issa on Fox News: What's Next For Fast & Furious?

    06/08/2012 3:08:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/8/12 | fox
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, goes on Fox News' On the Record with Greta Van Susteren to discuss the latest on Fast & Furious, including the June 7th Judiciary Committee hearing with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
  • Bobby Pulido, [famous Mexican-American] speaks out / goes against Obama (over gay marriage)

    06/08/2012 2:32:28 PM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    Telemundo | June 8, 2008
    Bobby Pulido, [famous Mexican-American entertainer] withrew his support for Obama. Saying, Obama changed his view on gay marriage for the elections... As a Catholic, he doesn't believe in it... Yet, he has a conflict, on the other hand people have the freedom to choose... That Obama has deported more (iklegal) immigrants than any other president. Source: A little earlier-today on ARV (Reporter Maria Celeste: Al Rojo Vivo, Telemundo, June 8, 2012).
  • Obamacare's Medical Device Tax Kills Jobs

    06/08/2012 2:00:09 PM PDT · by 92nina · 12 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-06-05 | Justin Sykes
    Following close on the heels of the latest dismal jobs report this week is a House vote to repeal the Medical Device Tax. The Protect Medical Innovation Act, or H.R. 436, was introduced by Representative Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and thanks to bipartisan support, including 233 co-sponsors, was approved by the Ways & Means Committee by a vote of 23-11 last week. H.R. 436 will now go to the House floor for a vote sometime this week. H.R. 436 seeks to repeal the Medical Device Excise Tax included as part of Obamacare legislation. As part of the Obamacare bill, a 2.3...
  • Jobs, Money, Scott Walker: Is It Time for Democrats to Panic?

    06/08/2012 1:57:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 7, 2012 | By Naureen Khan
    Democrats are having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad June. But if it’s time to start panicking, most of them haven’t gotten the memo. Despite a spate of negative news, Democrats nationwide, both publicly and privately, seem remarkably Zen about their party’s prospects in November and unwilling to take out any frustration on their man in the Oval Office just yet. “Is there any anxiety on our side? Yes,” said Jerry Crawford, a longtime Democratic activist in Iowa. “Should the other side be feeling at least as much anxiety? Yes. There’s plenty of concern everywhere for both sides.”
  • Fireworks Over Fast and Furious

    06/08/2012 1:49:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush ^ | June 8, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There were fireworks yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, in Washington. Darrell Issa's committee, House Judiciary Committee, they had Eric Holder up, and they're talking about Fast and Furious. And this is one of the exchanges between Issa and Holder. ISSA: I want to ask you, first of all, today, have you and your attorneys produced internally the materials responsive to the subpoenas? HOLDER: We believe that we have responded to the subpoena -- ISSA: No, Mr. Attorney General, you're not a good witness. A good witness answers the question asked. So let's go back again. Have you and...
  • Geithner Pleads With Europe To Pass EuroTARP, Obama Wants HARP 2.0+ Passed

    06/08/2012 1:15:43 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 06/08/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is pleading with Europe to repeat the American banking experiment called TARP – Troubled Asset Relief Program. Europe already has programs in place such as LTRO. Geithner wants a huge infusion of cash into Euro banks (such as in faltering Spanish banks). Will it work? It will discourage further bank failures, but it doesn’t solve the underlying problem – government spent too much, borrowed too much and promised too many entitlements. Eurozone growth is feeble and simply giving banks more money may instill confidence in the banking system, but it does not necessarily help with more...
  • Obama walks back comment about private economy 'doing fine'

    06/08/2012 1:04:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 8, 2012 | Amie Parnes
    Hours after saying the private sector is "doing fine," President Obama on Friday walked back those remarks, saying it's "absolutely clear" the economy is not fine. "That's precisely why I asked Congress to start taking some steps to make a difference," Obama said. Obama corrected himself at a press availability in the Oval Office just hours after after he made the original remark to reporters in the White House briefing room. Republicans, recognizing a political gift, had pounced on Obama's initial remarks, which came a week after a dismal jobs report found the economy added only 69,000 jobs in May....
  • Neither Obama Nor The Private Sector Is Doing Fine

    06/08/2012 1:02:04 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 5 replies ^ | 08/08/12 | CaroleL
    Presidential candidate Barack Obama took a break from his jam-packed fundraising schedule this morning to squeeze in a special guest appearance as President of the United States. Almost a week after the most recent round of dismal employment reports, Mr. Obama took to the podium to make what was advertised as a statement on the economy. Not surprisingly, the event was just another stump speech from our Campaigner-in-Chief. Arriving 25 minutes late, the president delivered the same old excuses and called for the same old non-solution - specifically that Congress pass the "jobs plan" he's been pushing for almost a...
  • New Clash in Congress on Gun Case Gone Wrong

    06/08/2012 11:42:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 8, 2012 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    Representative Darrell Issa told Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday that he was “not a good witness” as the two clashed once again over the botched gun trafficking case known as Operation Fast and Furious. In a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, Mr. Issa, a California Republican, chastised Mr. Holder as having failed to directly answer a question about whether the department had gathered and indexed all the materials asked for in a subpoena he issued last fall. Mr. Issa has threatened to cite Mr. Holder with contempt. When Mr. Holder stressed that he had already testified...
  • Holder's Fast and Furious lies exposed by DOJ document leak

    06/08/2012 8:59:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/8/2012 | Doug Book
    Wiretap applications obtained by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform prove Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant AG Lanny Breuer lied to Committee members when they claimed DOJ personnel knew nothing of the tactics used by the ATF during Operation Fast And Furious. Wiretap applications are forms which must be filled out and submitted to a judge, asking permission to perform a wiretap. As these requests may only be made if all other information gathering techniques have been tried and found wanting, the applications are completed in extraordinary detail, listing all prior methods employed by law enforcement to...
  • President Obama is Out of Touch !

    06/08/2012 11:43:01 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 4 replies ^ | 6-8-12 | wolf13
    President Obama and Democrats claim that Republicans are out of touch with ordinary Americans. But it's Obama who's scandalously out of touch with most Americans. Here's proof.
  • “The private sector is doing fine, (says Obama)

    06/08/2012 11:41:00 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 21 replies ^ | 6/8/12 |
    Facing a slew of economic bad news, President Obama said Friday the private sector is doing just fine but blamed Republicans for not helping out-of-work teachers and other public-sector employees – an analysis pounced on by GOP leaders. “The private sector is doing fine,” the president said during a White House press conference. “Where we're seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government. … If Republicans want to be helpful, if they really want to move forward and put people back to work, what they should be thinking about is how do we help state...
  • Holder Doubles Down: Senior DOJ Officials Knew Nothing About Fast and Furious Tactics

    06/08/2012 4:28:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | June 8, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Capitol Hill- It was another tense hearing for Attorney General Eric Holder on Capitol Hill where he testified before the House Judiciary Committee about Justice Department Oversight today. Holder was asked about and covered a variety of topics, but his personal role and those of his senior Justice Department officials in the lethal Fast and Furious operation were front and center. Chairman Lamar Smith opened his remarks with Fast and Furious, saying the Department of Justice has not provided enough information about the operation that has left hundreds dead in Mexico and at least one U.S. federal agent, Brian...
  • Administration admits to ‘hundreds’ of meetings with jihad-linked group

    06/08/2012 11:03:03 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8 June 2012 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s deputies are holding “hundreds” of closed-door meetings with a jihad-linked lobbying group that is widely derided by critics as a U.S. arm of the theocratic Muslim Brotherhood. The admission of meetings with the Council on American-Islamic Relations came from George Selim, the White House’s new director for community partnerships, which was formed in January to ensure cooperation by law enforcement and social service agencies with Muslim identity groups in the United States. “There is hundreds of examples of departments and agencies that meet with CAIR on a range of issues,” he told The Daily Caller, after being...
  • Gay Pride: don't rain on my parade [Barf alert - in your face homosex encouraged]

    06/08/2012 10:56:07 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 8, 2012 | Brian Moylan
    The milquetoast gay activists are worried about the "front lines of the Gay Pride parade". You know the ones – fleets of drag queens, dykes on bikes, and twinks gyrating in boas and glitter. These are the ones that always turn up in newspaper photos and on the nightly news as some sort of condemnation of our "lifestyle choice" in the red states and just as pretty pictures on the coasts. Activists are always upset these party-mad zealots will turn off the straight people with their outrageousness and keep us from achieving equality. I think those are exactly the...
  • Fast and Furious: Eric Holder’s bizarre House Judiciary testimony

    06/08/2012 3:45:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies ^ | 7 June, 2012 | John Hayward
    Attorney General Eric Holder attended hearings into Operation Fast and Furious by the House Judiciary committee on Thursday. His testimony brought one major breakthrough: it turns out he doesn’t hate David Axelrod’s guts after all. There have been accounts that Holder nearly came to blows with President Obama’s top political advisor, but Holder told House Judiciary they have a “great relationship,” and he doesn’t think Axelrod has ever “done anything that I would consider inappropriate.” Whew! Glad we got that out of the way! In other news, U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry is still dead because of Operation Fast...
  • Republicans clash with AG on Fast and Furious (AP barf alert)

    06/08/2012 3:29:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 7 June, 2012 | Pete Yost
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder clashed Thursday with congressional Republicans seeking more information about a flawed gun-trafficking investigation in Arizona.
  • EPA Official Showers Love on Anti-Fossil Fuel Activists

    06/08/2012 10:39:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | June 8, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    As President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency continues to receive much-needed scrutiny as it conducts its reign of terror (“crucifying”) on fossil fuel industries, yet another renegade regional administrator has been shown in full alliance with environmental extremists in pursuit of regulations to kill oil and coal. Natural gas isn't far down the hit list. This time it’s Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman, a veteran attorney who has litigated environmental cases as part of the University of Maryland Environmental Law Center, as counsel for the Environmental Law and Policy Center, and as senior assistant attorney general in the Illinois Attorney...
  • Booker's big mouth ruins relationship with Obama, Cabinet hopes

    06/08/2012 5:10:01 AM PDT · by dead · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 8, 2012 | JOSH MARGOLIN
    It’s bye-bye, Beltway for Cory Booker. Newark’s mayor, who was gunning for a spot in President Obama’s Cabinet, lost the chance after he shot his mouth off during a blunderingly honest TV appearance last month, sources told The Post. “He’s dead to us,” one ranking administration official said of the prevailing feelings at the White House and Obama headquarters in Chicago. Booker had been angling for the housing secretary gig in a second Obama term, according to sources in the administration and close to the mayor. The job was certainly a possibility, given Booker’s work in New Jersey’s biggest city,...
  • "The List": Obama's One Hundred and Seventy-Sixth Week in Office

    06/08/2012 10:19:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies ^ | 6/8/12 | Nachum
    President Obama's One Hundred and Seventy-Sixth Week in Office6/7/2012Gunrunner-GateIssa Hammers Holder 'You Are Not A Good Witness' (video)Fast & Furious amnesia hits Attorney General Eric Holder during House testimonyHolder Claims Emails Using Words ‘Fast and Furious Don’t Refer to Operation Fast and FuriousHolder admits Axelrod, White House helped Justice Dept craft Fast and Furious public relationsHolder ducks questions on who highest-ranking official with Fast and Furious knowledge wasRep. Issa questions Holder, Democrats turn hearing into circusMexican attorney prepares civil lawsuit on Fast and FuriousIssa on Fox Biz: Getting to Fast & Furious Truth, Exposing Obama's 'Green Jobs' Fiction Video: Katie...
  • What's Changed After Wisconsin: Obama Administrration House Full of Cards

    06/08/2012 10:15:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6-8-12 | Peggy Noonan
    What happened in Wisconsin signals a shift in political mood and assumption. Public employee unions were beaten back and defeated in a state with a long progressive tradition. The unions and their allies put everything they had into "one of their most aggressive grass-roots campaigns ever," as the Washington Post's Peter Whoriskey and Dan Balz reported in a day-after piece. Fifty thousand volunteers made phone calls and knocked on 1.4 million doors to get out the vote against Gov. Scott Walker. Mr. Walker's supporters, less deeply organized on the ground, had a considerable advantage in money. But organization and money...
  • White House: Cory Booker is “dead to us” (Newark Mayor in the dog house for speaking his mind)

    06/08/2012 10:13:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/08/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    When the Obama campaign sent popular, telegenic, man-of-action Newark Mayor Cory Booker out to do a little surrogate-advocacy on their behalf last month, something happened that the Democrats certainly did not intend: Cory Booker made a very public display of intellectual integrity (I know, I know ... a rare beast in politics, but it can happen). On "Meet the Press", Booker said that Team Obama's attacks on Mitt Romney's record at private-equity firm Bain Capital and other such petty campaign tactics were "nauseating" and made him "very uncomfortable." And it felt so good.But the Democrats didn't take kindly to Booker...
  • The Private Sector is Doing "Fine"? There Are Fewer Private Sector Workers Now Than in 2001!

    Today, during his press conference, Obama said something that just blows the mind: Question: What about the Republicans saying that you're blaming the Europeans for the failures of your own policies? President Obama: The truth of the matter is that, as I said, we created 4.3 million jobs over the last 27 months, over 800,000 just this year alone. The private sector is doing fine. Where we're seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government. Oftentimes cuts initiated by, you know, Governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that they have...
  • Booker's big mouth ruins relationship with Obama, Cabinet hopes

    06/08/2012 9:30:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 8, 2012 | Josh Margolin
    ’s bye-bye, Beltway for Cory Booker. Newark’s mayor, who was gunning for a spot in President Obama’s Cabinet, lost the chance after he shot his mouth off during a blunderingly honest TV appearance last month, sources told The Post. “He’s dead to us,” one ranking administration official said of the prevailing feelings at the White House and Obama headquarters in Chicago. Booker had been angling for the housing secretary gig in a second Obama term, according to sources in the administration and close to the mayor.
  • Obama: "The Private Sector Is Doing Fine"

    06/08/2012 9:02:51 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    Question: What about the Republicans saying that you're blaming the Europeans for the failures of your own policies? President Obama: The truth of the matter is that, as I said, we created 4.3 million jobs over the last 27 months, over 800,000 just this year alone. The private sector is doing fine. Where we're seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government. Oftentimes cuts initiated by, you know, Governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that they have in the past from the federal government and who don't have the same...
  • Freeper to turn petition propaganda against own site

    06/08/2012 9:02:08 AM PDT · by steve0 · 7 replies
    Obama is asking for petitions so lets make one on his lack of disclosure. Draft: 1. We request you disclose Indonesia Pakistan passport records 2. We request you disclose college records showing what funding you received and what foreign scholarships you received 3. We request you disclose or reveal to a panel of neutrals your social security number 4. etc.!/petition/create
  • Uninspiring Obama press conference

    06/08/2012 8:58:49 AM PDT · by Kozy · 38 replies
    self | 06/07/2012 | Kozy
    Painfully watched Obama's press conference this morning. The most uninspiring one possible from a most uninspiring individual. The conference had no purpose, no direction no call to action. America wants a president to lead, Obama can't lead. He tried to talk about econopmy, Europe, classified leads but no course of action. He should have said these are the three items we are going to work on in the next 90 days, extension of the Bush tax cuts, increasing the supply and lowering the cost of oil to natural grow the economy and the suspension of all rules and regulations on...
  • Goldman Cuts Q2 GDP Estimate From 2.0% To 1.8%

    06/08/2012 8:37:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 1 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 6-8-12 | Tyler Durden
    Just as predicted earlier, the GDP downgrades begin. We revised down our Q2 GDP tracking estimate by two tenths to +1.8% (quarter-over-quarter, annualized) from +2.0% previously. The downward revision primarily reflects weaker-than-expected real export growth in April. This was partly offset by stronger than expected wholesale inventories, which increased by 0.6% (month-over-month) in April.
  • Obama's Hollywood Debut: "Barry & Kumar"

    06/08/2012 8:06:29 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-8-2012 | MOTUS
    As the Congressional Intelligence Committee investigates major and dangerous high level security leaks, House Oversight Committee Chairman Issa continues hearings on “Fast and Furious:” and and the House Judiciary Committee grills Ricky on the DOJ’s refusal to uphold voter ID laws… Big Guy was busy tending to the important presidential responsibilities: raising awareness of his need to raise money for the upcoming battle with the R-words. Here’s the group of young Hollywood gazillionaires he met with yesterday to make sure they’ve got his back. He needs them to help him get out the youth vote and to fill that quickly...
  • Former ACORN Director Gets $445 MILLION From US Government

    06/08/2012 7:00:40 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 8 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-8-2012 | Jim Hoft
    June 8, 2012 Former ACORN Director Gets $445 MILLION From US Government Jim Hoft ACORN was the largest radical leftist group in America before controversy forced the discredited community organizing group to disband. This radical group worked closely with the Obama camp during the 2008 election but was not open about the relationship. The photo below was scrubbed from the ACORN website before the election: One of Barack Obama’s first big “community organizer” jobs involved ACORN in 1992. He worked along side ACORN before he became an elected official. Obama also trained ACORN employees. He represented ACORN in court. Obama...
  • Did Obama tell a dirty joke at gay fundraiser?

    06/08/2012 6:32:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/08/2012 | Rick Moran
    Comedians, after dinner speakers, even your Uncle Harry tells the off color joke now and again. Double entendres can be funny for adults and usually go over the head of children. But a president using a double entendre? Here's what Obama said at a gay fundraiser in Los Angeles. Via BuzzFeed: "I want to thank my wonderful friend who accepts a little bit of teasing about Michelle beating her in pushups -- (laughter) -- but I think she claims Michelle didn't go all the way down. (Laughter.) That's what I heard. I just want to set the record straight --...

    06/08/2012 6:25:19 AM PDT · by CWW · 23 replies
    NBC Today SHOW ^ | 06-08-2012 | cww
    New NBC Meme -- Goood news -- The horrible economy and unemployment rate are not the fault of Obama or his policies. It's Europe's fault -- totally! This morning on the NBC Today Show, they trotted out their own on air "Talent", Jim Cramer of MAD Money, to tell us all that the bad economy has nothing to do with our government or its policies. Instead, we are totally beholden to Europe. Well excuse me, but when did former hedge fund manager Jim Cramer become a global economist? You could almost see the Obama bumper sticker on his shiny forhead!...
  • Here Are The Historical Odds Of A Deeper Pullback...

    06/08/2012 3:59:20 AM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    TBI - Pragmatic Capitalism ^ | 6-8-2012 | Cullen Roche
    Here Are The Historical Odds Of A Deeper Pullback... Cullen Roche, Pragmatic Capitalism June 8, 2012 Here’s some pretty good historical data via Raymond James and Market Montage on the odds of a deeper market decline: “Some interesting data from Jeff Saut of Raymond James if you are a data hound like I am. Since 1928 there have been 294 pullbacks of at least 5%. Ninety four of them have been moderate (>10%), 43 have been severe (>15%) and 25 have been bear markets (>20%). So in a statistical sense once you hit the 5% threshold your chances of a...
  • Celebrity-in-Chief: 28 celeb fundraisers for Obama

    06/07/2012 9:39:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 6//8/12 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama had one of the biggest star-studded fundraising nights of his re-election campaign last night, less than a month after he attended a celebrity fundraiser hosted by George Clooney in May. Obama attended two LGBT (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender) events - one in San Francisco and one in Los Angeles - that featured Hollywood stars Ellen DeGeneres, Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon and Glee actors Jane Lynch and Darrin Criss. (Snip) This list does not include Obama’s campaign surrogates or White House staffers that have hosted or attended fundraisers with celebrities on the President’s behalf, nor does it include the president’s campaign fundraisers
  • EDITORIAL: Slick Willy is sinking Barack

    06/08/2012 5:24:40 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 June 2012 | Washington Times OP Ed
    If Bill Clinton wants Barack Obama to win re-election, he is doing a good job of hiding it. Just when the Obama campaign was trying to convince the country that Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital disqualifies him from the presidency, former President Clinton chimed in last week saying Mr. Romney did “good work” at Bain. He added, “a man who’s been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold.” All he left out was, “especially compared to a community organizer.” [snip] ...why would Mr. Clinton seek to sabotage Mr. Obama? Because he needs to win. Mr....
  • Liberals Recruit More People Onto Food Stamps, Even As Unemployment Rate Falls

    06/08/2012 5:04:09 AM PDT · by suspects · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 8, 2012 | Michael Graham
    It’s a Massachusetts Rorschach test. In 2009, the state unemployment rate peaked at 8.7 percent. It’s now down to 6.3 percent — a 28 percent drop. Meanwhile the number of Bay Staters on food stamps has jumped from 720,000 to more than 850,000, a 15 percent increase. Here’s the test question: Is that a good thing, or bad? Look, the economy still stinks, but it doesn’t stink as bad as it did in 2008-2009. And yet, from 2007 to 2011, spending on food stamps went up an astonishing 135 percent. And it’s still going up. How does this make sense?...
  • Polls: Romney leads Obama in Ohio and Florida, tied in Colorado

    06/08/2012 4:40:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/08/2012 | AllahPundit
    Remember, Team O dropped a cool $25 million in ad spending last month. Their dividend thus far has been ... a series of tightening polls, capped by today's Gallup tracker showing Romney ahead by two nationally. Dude, is this happening?First, the Colorado news from Rasmussen: President Obama and Mitt Romney are neck-and-neck in Rasmussen ReportsÂ’ first look at the presidential race in Colorado.A new statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows both the president and his likely Republican challenger receiving 45% support in the Centennial State. Six percent (6%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%)...
  • How Obama Creates Uncertainty and Paralyzes Growth

    06/08/2012 4:28:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Reason ^ | 06/08/2012 | John Stossel
    President Obama would do us all a big favor if he'd ask himself this: "Would I start or expand a business without knowing what regulations or taxes government will impose next year?" If he'd just stop and ask that, he'd have a sense of what's wrong with the economy. He'd understand why a country that must create 120,000 new jobs each month just to absorb newcomers created only 69,000 last month. Past recoveries were quicker. Something is different. What could it be? Let's remember that the economy -- which is to say, us -- is already burdened by byzantine bureaucratic...
  • (They deserve eachother:) Obama Double-Crossed Kennedy Family

    06/08/2012 1:47:21 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 53 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 07 Jun 2012 | N/A
    Ed Klein’s blockbuster new best-seller about President Barack Obama chronicles Obama’s insulting snubs of staunch supporter Caroline Kennedy, the sole surviving child of President John F. Kennedy. Caroline even become so disgusted by Obama she called him a “liar and worse.” Klein’s just-released book “Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House” skyrocketed to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times best-seller list in its first week in publication and has remained there for the third week in a row. Klein offers surprising behind-the-scenes details about Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s relationship with Caroline and other members of...
  • How to spot a sociopath-could save you from being swept under the influence of a charismatic nut job

    06/07/2012 11:07:05 PM PDT · by waus · 70 replies
    Natural News ^ | 6-7-12 | waus
    Sociopaths are masters at influence and deception. Very little of what they say actually checks out in terms of facts or reality, but they're extremely skillful at making the things they say sound believable, even if they're just making them up out of thin air.
  • Fast and Furious: House Oversight has a ‘mole’ in the Justice Department

    06/07/2012 10:04:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 75 replies
    Human Events ^ | 06/07/2012 | John Hayward
    Big news about the Obama Administration's “Fast and Furious” scandal broke earlier this week, when the House Oversight committee finally got its hands on some of the documents it subpoenaed long ago – specifically, a set of wiretap applications that prove high officials at the Justice Department were very well aware of the deadly “gun walking” tactics that put American weapons into the hands of Mexican drug cartel killers. Attorney General Eric Holder has always maintained that knowledge of these tactics did not reach the upper echelons of his department. The revelation of documents shredding Holder's claims stirred some in...
  • A Closer Look at Those Wisconsin Exit Polls

    06/07/2012 10:46:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies ^ | June 7, 2012 | Sean Trende
    The Democrats emerged from Tuesday's recall election with two consolation prizes. The first is that they flipped a seat in the Wisconsin state Senate, taking control of that body (which won’t convene again until after the 2012 elections). The second, and most frequently cited, is that exit polls found President Obama ahead of Mitt Romney by seven points in Wisconsin. As Markos Moulitsas of DailyKos summarized, “[a] seven-point lead, Obama over 50 percent, despite lacking participation of one of Obama's biggest constituencies (young voters), does not suggest a particularly close race this November. If Republicans want to dump their millions...